Tai Mo Shan

Chuen Lung Tsuen

Route Twisk, the narrow road that winds its way over the western shoulder of Tai Mo Shan, is a popular route for Hong Kong's motorcyclists and there is often evidence of an accident or two on some of its many corners.

Sunday, 23 October, 2011, 12:00am

United effort by hikers and bikers is far better than confrontation

As an elementary teacher at a school in Hong Kong, my students learn many lessons, both social and academic. One of the most important for any child to mature to adulthood is to see that other people have needs of their own, and to accept and accommodate those needs if possible.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Ma On Shan, North

The town planners got something right in Ma On Shan. On sunny days, streams of joggers, cyclists and strollers - many with strollers - wend their way up the waterfront promenade along Tolo Harbour. As the afternoon draws in, the sun sets slowly behind the Pat Sin Leng range and, on clear days, behind the Observatory's weather radar 'golf ball' on Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong's tallest peak.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The caption on page C1 on December 18 accompanying pictures of sightseers viewing frosty conditions on Tai Mo Shan the previous day should have said the temperature there reached a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius, not 3 Celsius as reported.

23 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

Emblematic of the city's natural skyline, Lion Rock is one of Hong Kong's most recognisable landmarks. Prominent on the Kowloon hills, the 495-metre-high granite outcrop resembles an enormous big cat. Depending on your vantage point, the lion appears either crouched, ready to pounce on the city below, or sprawled out in repose, idly watching.

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Will it take deaths on Route Twisk to bring road racers to book?

Jason Wordie's comments on the motorcycle road races held on Route Twisk on weekends in his Out and About column (September 20) resonated with me, as I am sure they did with many others.

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

Lam Tsuen, the scenic New Territories valley between Tai Po and Sheung Tsuen, is perhaps best known to urban residents for its mishap-prone 'wishing tree'.

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Nature loses its colours

Green groups slam government for paving country paths under rural projects exempt from environmental impact assessment

30 May 2006 - 12:00am

Man admits rape of tourists

A Pakistan-born man yesterday pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to raping two British tourists at Tai Mo Shan last year.

Muhammad Faryad, 27, admitted to raping two women on June 13 last year at a path at Tai Mo Shan, Tsuen Wan.

Deputy Judge Peter Line adjourned the case until today at the request of the defence.

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Probe into mystery tree-felling stepped up

Detectives visit the country park where vandals struck as theories abound about the baffling attack

Detectives went to the site of the mystery mass tree-felling in Tai Lam Country Park yesterday and questioned villagers as the hunt for those behind the eco-vandalism intensified.

17 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

Volunteer ecologists will next Tuesday be stationed on peaks on Lantau, along crests high above Sai Kung and patrolling the Shalotung valley.

Carrying binoculars, cameras and mobile phones, the environmentalists will be trying to prevent the annual destruction of woodlands by fires caused by irresponsible grave sweepers.

30 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

City Briefs

13 car racers arrested, 5 cars impounded

Police arrested 13 people and impounded five cars in an operation against street racing yesterday. It was believed the vehicles were caught travelling at speeds of up to 160km/h.

Officers from a traffic taskforce from the New Territories North division set up several roadblocks along Route Twisk.

10 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

HK rings in its chilliest new year in 43 years

The mercury plunged to 6.4 degrees Celsius in Hong Kong yesterday, the coldest New Year's Day since 1962, sending people on to some of the city's highest hills in search of frost.

Their search paid off as ice had formed on plants, slopes and rocks in Tai Mo Shan, where temperatures dropped to below zero.

2 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Police insist Tai Mo Shan rape claims are legitimate

But a detailed description of the suspect has not led to an arrest

Detectives remain convinced that the double rape of two British tourists on a lonely track in Tai Mo Shan in June was a genuine sex attack.

6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Sketch of hill rape suspect released

Police release a sketch of the man accused of beating and raping two British tourists at Tai Mo Shan on Sunday, as the police commissioner warns the incident might harm tourism in Hong Kong if not solved quickly.

Full report - C1

17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am